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Quick Yoga Fixes for the Overwhelmed Mom

As a mom, do you ever catch yourself feeling slightly overwhelmed and then suddenly entertaining thoughts that seem a bit wild? Thoughts like deciding to buy new clothes because doing the laundry feels like too much? Trust me, you’re not alone!

Surprisingly, it’s a common experience among us who juggle multiple roles every day. We’re constantly pushing to be excellent parents, succeed at our jobs, be supportive partners, and contribute positively to the world. No wonder it can all feel a bit too much at times.

The Creeping Stress

Often, the stress builds up subtly; much like the metaphorical frog in gradually boiling water. We don’t even notice it creeping in until we’re on the verge of metaphorically wanting to throw out the dishes instead of washing them – because we’re simply too drained. This feeling is a clear signal from our bodies and minds, crying out for a pause and a reset.

My Discovery: The Yoga Reset

When I find myself slipping into that overwhelmed state, yoga is my lifesaver. Even just 7 to 10 minutes of gentle poses like downward dog, cat-cow, child’s pose, and thread the needle (a variation of child’s pose where you stretch an arm through) can immensely bridge the gap between mental chaos and peace.

Yoga helps you to reconnect.

Impacts of Yoga on Daily Stress

Integrating these brief yoga sessions into my routine, especially between meetings or while my kids are playing outside, helps realign my thoughts and enhances my decision-making.

Instead of feeling defeated by daily chores, I find myself thinking of manageable solutions like opting for paper plates occasionally to lighten the load. Yoga aids in nurturing healthier mental environments, allowing me to be the best version of myself.

Give Yoga a Try

So, to any mom feeling the weight of her world, consider giving yoga a try. It’s not about the time you dedicate but the quality of your focus and breathing. These moments of self-care through yoga can provide you with the clarity and strength needed to tackle your day proactively.

Remember, taking care of yourself is not a luxury, but a necessity. A few minutes of yoga could very well be the shift you need to continue handling the demands of everyday life with grace and vigor.
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If you’re feeling overwhelmed, follow these 4 easy steps to find some peace: How To Get Unstuck.